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Petition to: wIthdraw the idea put forward in the recent Parking Strategy Update paper that "The Council should support the introduction of on-street parking charges" on all time-limited free parking spaces on the main thoroughfares in our towns and larger villages and that Local and Joint Committees should not support the reason suggested for introducing such charges as being “ to help improve access to retail areas" as this will have the opposite effect on our fragile retail sector

This petition is now closed, as its deadline has passed.

We the undersigned petition Surrey County Council to wIthdraw the idea put forward in the recent Parking Strategy Update paper that "The Council should support the introduction of on-street parking charges" on all time-limited free parking spaces on the main thoroughfares in our towns and larger villages and that Local and Joint Committees should not support the reason suggested for introducing such charges as being “ to help improve access to retail areas" as this will have the opposite effect on our fragile retail sector. More details

Petition update 2 from the council, 06 May 2020

Please find below links to the officer response (Item 5b of Supplementary Agenda) and draft minutes (Pages 7-8) from the Local Committee Meeting held on 22 January 2020.

https://mycouncil.surreycc.gov.uk/documents/b23617/Supplementary%20Agenda%20-%20Questions%20and%20Petitions%20Wednesday%2022-Jan-2020%2014.00%20Mole%20Valley%20Local%20Comm.pdf?T=9

https://mycouncil.surreycc.gov.uk/documents/g7562/Public%20minutes%20Wednesday%2022-Jan-2020%2014.00%20Mole%20Valley%20Local%20Committee.pdf?T=11

Petition update 1 from the council, 10 January 2020, while petition was still open

This petition has met the relevant criteria to be considered by the Local Committee (Mole Valley). This will be presented to the Local Committee on Wednesday 22 January. The meeting will be held at 2pm in the Council Chamber at Mole Valley District Council Offices, Dorking. The Committee will consider the petition and the officer response at the meeting. You are more than welcome to attend and listen to the debate if you would like to.

More details from petition creator

We strongly object to the idea put forward in the Parking Strategy Update paper to stop Free 1 hr on-street day-time parking in our towns and villages.

The Council has a responsibility to ensure Surrey has a sustainable local economy. The introduction of charges would negatively impact on retail and commerce at a time of great economic difficulty, seriously affecting passing trade, and inconveniencing local people.

These designated spaces are essential to keep our High Streets vibrant. They have to churn effectively to ensure impulse shoppers can stop and shop at multiple premises. We have to make it easy for shoppers or they will drive by and use the internet, rather than choose our towns or larger villages.

We are told that SCC proposed to set these charges to pay for parking enforcement costs, which could be countered by wardens issuing a few more tickets.

We demand the Council abandons all proposals to introduce charges on their time-limited on-street parking spaces.

Current signatories

Ms Caroline Salmon, the petition creator, joined by:

  • Wendy Saunders
  • Raj haqye
  • elizabeth muston
  • Alex Wilkie
  • Jennie Tomlinson
  • Andrew Fuller
  • Simon Edmands
  • Jeff Zie
  • Shelby Moore
  • Christina Bass
  • Jacqui Hamlin
  • Katie avery
  • charles webb
  • ALAN SMALLWOOD
  • Patricia Wiltshire
  • G L Roberts
  • Ryder Marsden
  • Anthea Smallwood
  • Mick Daniels
  • Neil Edeson
  • Matthew Hopkins
  • Christine Thom
  • Laura Worsfold
  • Chrystopher Searle
  • Anita Smith
  • Peter Collis
  • James South
  • Ann Watney
  • David Watney
  • Euan Carey
  • Andrew Parrott
  • Julia McDonald
  • Andrew Fuller BID
  • Amy Miller
  • Boryana Stambolova
  • John RM Thom
  • Michael Dudley
  • Andy Tanner
  • Charlie Turner
  • Ken Salter
  • David Lloyd
  • David Sparkes
  • Frances Tilbury
  • Ralph Tilbury
  • Paul Haygreen
  • Kate Fryer
  • Phil Smith
  • Muriel Passmore
  • Tim betteridge
  • Pauline Bonnefoy
  • Gareth Conyers
  • Peter Sturge
  • Peter Blake
  • Charlotte Pollard
  • Charles Pollard
  • Steven Cobby
  • Gill Simons
  • Ray Smith
  • Barbara Russell
  • Chris Woollett
  • GRAHAM J. GREENGRASS
  • Kevin Waters
  • Mrs Susan Greengrass
  • Jason Cooper
  • Grant Powell
  • Teresa Turner
  • Linda Read
  • Angela Dixon
  • TONY Russell
  • Leslie James Lester
  • Judith Bromley
  • Bryn Roberts
  • Vincent Wilson
  • Patricia Wiltshire
  • Sarah slade
  • Janet Brearley
  • Gerald Thorpe
  • Thurza Plumb
  • Maureen Figg
  • Judy Craddock
  • Timothy Reynoldson
  • Tina Callcut
  • Andrew Forsyth
  • Tessa Shoolbred
  • Roberta Gallagher
  • Stan Ford
  • Jennifer Bartholomew
  • Ashley Frost
  • Eileen Griffiths
  • Louise Chenery
  • Rosemary French
  • Bob Bayley
  • Christine Martin
  • Martin Bamford
  • Mike Parsons
  • John Wright
  • Elizabeth Campbell
  • Sally Parsons
  • Timothy pryke
  • John Chenery
  • Fiona McCulloch
  • Lynn Thompson
  • David Kaill
  • Updated: 16 Jul 2020

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